Disability and rehabilitation
The disability and rehabilitation unit supports Member States in improving rehabilitation within their country contexts and in enabling all people with a disability to achieve better health. The unit also supports in eye and ear health care.About disability and rehabilitation
Top storyTajikistan: strengthening rehabilitation to leave no one behind
Robia was only 6 months old when she fell ill in 2009 and was unable to move her legs. After a month, doctors diagnosed her with polio and she was sent to a rehabilitation centre, but for several years she made no progress. In 2013, however, things changed. Robia started to have physiotherapy and received training in everyday life-skills that could make her independent.
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PublicationProvision of wheelchairs in Tajikistan: economic assessment of alternative options (2019)
A study on the economic aspects of various models for the provision of wheelchairs in Tajikistan.More publications
Inclusive universal health coverage
We need all components of health care to make universal health coverage possible.
Data and statistics on rehabilitation
• 74% of years lived with disability (YLDs) in the world are the result of health conditions for which rehabilitation may be beneficial.
Data and statistics on disability
• Over 1 billion people are estimated to live with some form of disability. This corresponds to about 15% of the world's population.